Sony is preparing the release of Ice Cream Sandwich for its Xperia S smartphone, and might have it running directly under the Android 4.0.4 flavor of the platform, rumor has it.
Recently, the company confirmed that the update would be pushed to this device
in late Q2, but it did not offer info on why it is now arriving faster. Apparently
, the handset vendor had a good reason for that, as it planned on skipping the Android 4.0.3 OS version initially expected for the device, and going straight for the latest flavor of the platform.
A recently leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for Xperia NX (SO-02D) – the Japanese version of Xperia S – shows that the handset runs under Android 4.0.4 with an updated 3.0.8 kernel.
The firmware on this device was version 6.1.A.0.405, but no specific info on the enhancements it packed inside has emerged.